AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team Wednesday, with Georgia College putting a conference-best nine student-athletes on the list.
Senior Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville) now owns two all-academic honors in her career, posting a 3.98 in Spanish with a minor in international studies. Classmate Brittney Schwind (Suwanee) makes her third career appearance on the all-academic team with a 3.64 GPA in English with a Spanish minor. Senior Katherine Yost (Norcross) joins the team with her 3.42 GPA in exercise science, adding a minor in physical education.
Junior Sarah Wilder (Ty Ty) earns her second all-academic honor with a perfect 4.00 in chemistry, adding a minor in mathematics.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Griffith (Cumming) posted a 3.90 GPA in psychology, while classmate Anna Tipton (Hartwell) has a 3.89 in biology with a minor in mathematics. Maddy Howe (Dacula) boasts a 3.79 GPA in community health. Sophomore Grace Lynch (Lawrenceville) has a 3.72 GPA in early childhood education, and Madison Bowers (Cumming) owns a 3.43 GPA in outdoor education. All five sophomores appear on the team in their first year of eligibility.
The academic team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.
The Bobcats are back in action when they travel to Columbus for the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships Saturday, Oct. 21.
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